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  • CHC30213

Certificate III in Education Support

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
At a glance

At a glance

Kick-start your career in education with this entry-level course that will give you the foundation skills you need to get you into the classroom sooner.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Inclusive Education
  • Special Schools
  • Education Assistant (Culturally Diverse School)
  • Indigenous Language and Culture Teaching Assistant
  • Education Support Worker
  • Teacher Aide
COURSE OUTCOME

CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support

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Course overview

Course overview

Get a head start on your career in education with this entry-level course designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. This qualification is perfect for those looking to work as a teacher aide across various school settings. It will give you the foundation skills you need to work in private or public schools.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service the number of people working as education aides is expected to see very strong growth in the coming years. This is a very large occupation with around 85,000 job openings expected over the next five years.

This course covers core skills such as assisting in the implementation of planned learning experiences, supporting the numeracy, literacy and communication skills of students, supporting students at risk, and working with diverse communities. Our highly-experienced team of industry professionals are the best in the business and will give you the tools you need to support teachers and students.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a teacher aide or education support worker, as well as giving you the option to undertake further studies in education.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake 100 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE006
Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS001
Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCEDS002
Assist in implementation of planned educational programs
CHCEDS003
Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCEDS004
Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
CHCEDS005
Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
CHCEDS006
Support the development of numeracy skills
CHCEDS007
Work effectively with students and colleagues
CHCEDS017
Contribute to the health and safety of students
CHCEDS018
Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCEDS013
Use an e-learning management system
CHCEDS024
Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
CHCEDS025
Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
CHCPRT001
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total amount you need to pay when you enrol. This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

You must be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander as this training product has been developed specifically for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in support of equity policy for post compulsory education.  You will also need to:  attend an interview to determine your literacy and numeracy skills levels; and obtain a Blue Card (working with children check).

Placement

If you are not currently employed or volunteering in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete 240 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Please note: prior to placement you will need to complete the following:

  • obtain a Blue Card (working with children check)

If you are unable to obtain a Blue Card, you may be disqualified from being eligible to undertake placement and assessment, which would affect your course outcomes. If you think this might impact you, please speak to the relevant Vocational Placement Coordinator for further information.

It is also recommended that all students should undertake screening for vaccination against the following Queensland Health Mandatory vaccination requirements such as:

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
  • Influenza
  • Varicella zoster virus (chicken pox)
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Hepatitis B

You will be responsible for any costs associated with meeting these placement requirements.

Need to know

You are required to attend compulsory face to face residential block training. The dates for your residential block training will be provided upon commencement of your course.  To enable your attendance at residential block training, you will need to be registered with ABSTUDY.

If you are currently employed in an Early Childhood Education and Care Service, you will need to discuss your residential block release dates with your employer, to make sure you are available to attend the compulsory residential blocks.   

Please note: in addition to the above, you are also required to complete your own study each week to ensure you progress successfully through your course. Further information will be provided at the commencement of your course.

This course provides students with face to face, online and teacher support throughout their qualification.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland